Audi Q5 40 TDi Quattro Sport 2021 Review

Today we are driving the updated Audi Q5 40 TDI Sport version so stick with us for a minute.

Audi Q5 2021

Audis bestselling SUV is the Q5 and we are driving the brand new 40 TDi Quattro Sport model, that comes loaded with standard features such as 19 inch alloy wheels, refreshed bold single frame grill, new LED headlights and DRLs, and optional OLED tail lights.

Audi Q5 2021 virtual cockpit

Inside you have the excellent Audi virtual cockpit, enhanced connectivity with wireless Apple Car Play, a 10.1 inch MMI touchscreen, and wireless charging tray, panoramic Sunroof, Electronic heated front seats, dual Bluetooth capability and Audi Connect plus functionality


Audi Q5 2021

The 40 TDi quattro is a powered by a Mild Hybrid 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that producing 150kW and 400Nm of torque, with a 7 Sp S Tronic Quattro drive train. It’s good for 0-100km/h in 7.6 seconds.

However the economy is good at about 5.4 l/100k. So you get well over 1000km from a tank of fuel. The other thing you notice is just how smooth and easy the Q5 is to drive. The engine provides more than adequate response as does the steering. It provides a compliant ride with a sporting edge.

Audi Q5 2021 interior

Priced from around $74,900 plus the usual costs its actually pretty good value.

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Audi Q5 2021 profile

What is good?

  • Superb dynamics
  • Powerful and economical TDi engine
  • Well equipped with standard features

What is not so good?

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Audi Q5 2021 grill


2021 Audi Q5 40 TDI Sport Quattro

Model Price$74,900 MLP*
Engine2.0L 4 Cyl TDi
DrivetrainQuattro 7 Sp S Tronic dual clutch
Power150kW at 4,2000rpm
Torque400 Nm @ 1,750-3,250rpm
SafetyFive Star ANCAP 2017
CO2 Emissions143 g/km
Economy ADR5.4 L/100km
Tow Capacity/Toa Ball2000 Kg / 200kg
Servicing12mths/ 15000km Capped Price
Warranty3yr/ Unlimited km with 3 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel9
Ride and Handling9
Fit for Purpose9
Towing Ability/Tow Ball10 (Segment Comparative)
Value for Money9

Audi Q5 2021 rear


Overall Length46826mm
Width / Height1893mm / 1663mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depthUp to 175mm / N/A
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle65 Litres / TBA
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating2000kg /200kg

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Audi Q5 40 TDi Quattro Sport Overall Rating
  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Equipment - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Practicality - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Technology/Connectivity - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Towing Ability/Tow Ball - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10


Today we are driving the updated Audi Q5 40 TDI Sport version so stick with us for a minute. Priced from around $74,900 plus the usual costs its actually pretty good value.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.